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The crane worker who suffered an 11,000 volt electric shock remains in a critical condition. He is being treated at a specialist burns unit in Swansea.
The 37-year-old from Cold Ashton near Bath was working with a crane that hit an overhead power cable at a building site in Trowbridge on Wednesday.
A man is in a critical condition after an 11,000-volt electric shock. He was at a construction site in Trowbridge when the crane he was working with hit an overhead cable. His heart stopped but an air ambulance arrived within four minutes of getting the call. Robert Murphy reports.
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The crane worker has been transferred to a hospital in Swansea for further treatment, having originally been taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
Paramedics who helped the crane worker say they were 'vital' in ensuring his survival. This video features interviews with two of them, as well as views of the accident site. The crane worker had been holding the crane's lead when it touched an adjacent power line.
Building work at the Paxcroft site near Trowbridge Rugby Club has been suspended while police investigate the accident. The site is managed by Ashford Construction.
The crane worker, who is in his 30s, suffered a cardiac arrest after the massive electric shock. Ambulance crews used a defibrillator on him and he was partially resuscitated at the scene. He was breathing but unconscious when he was airlifted away.
He is now in a critical condition in the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The man is not from Wiltshire.
ITV News can confirm that a crane worker has had an electric shock after his crane hit an overhead power cable. The accident happened at 9:05am this morning (Wednesday 20 March) on a Trowbridge Rugby Club construction site at Paxcroft.
The worker was the only person injured. He has been airlifted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, and his family have been informed.
There are reports that a crane has been involved in an accident at the new Trowbridge Rugby Club site at Paxcroft. Emergency services are said to be at the scene. More details to follow.